With its breath-taking position overlooking the Dedham Vale, this superb Victorian country house hotel offers a unique getaway. Maison Talbooth, part of the Milsom Hotels and Restaurants is the perfect to step back, relax and indulge at any time of year.
Established in 1969, this 19th Century modernised house in Essex has 12 uniquely designed bedrooms named after the famous poets of recent centuries. The rooms are carefully furnished with many individual touches. Every detail and every room has been considered – with Sky HD in-room, wifi, super comfy king size beds, complimentary soft drinks, juices and snacks.
The pool house with outdoor swimming pool, hot tub and log burning fire under a covered stoop offers pure relaxation all year round. Heated to a delicious 85˚all year round enabling guests to enjoy swimming even in the depths of winter!
On arrival you are greeted with a friendly welcome, helped with your bags and are invited to simply make yourself at home. On entering through the front door, the light and relaxed lounge leads you through to the Garden Room, which opens fully to the outdoor terrace. The terrace looks out across the lush green lawns which lead to the outdoor pool heated for winter swimming, outdoor hot tub and beautifully designed pool house with a fully-stocked honesty bar, Sky HD, robes and towels. The Pool House also includes an open log fire where you can enjoy a glass of champagne curled up on one of the sofas.
To complete the picture a tennis court is set on high ground with amazing views over the valley.
If you would like a little more activity, they have an excellent tennis court that overlooks the pool and the fantastic countryside views. Breakfast, lunch and our famous afternoon teas are served in the Garden Room (or lounge for tea) and on the terrace.
For evening meals or alternative dining throughout the day, Le Talbooth is the riverside restaurant serving outstanding food with outstanding service just a few minutes away in our courtesy Range Rover.
Dining at Le Talbooth, a minute away be courtesy car is the highlight of a stay in Dedham. In an enviable situation beside the river Stour, the restaurant offers great food, wine and service.
The restaurant, terrace and lawn hug the banks of the River Stour – perfectly located and creating an artist’s backdrop for lunch or dinner.
The food that they serve at Le Talbooth is carefully designed, meticulously prepared and exquisitely presented. And then there’s the taste. Taste is never easy to communicate in words so we thought we would talk you through a few menu choices…
Citrus cured hand dived scallops with dill gremolata, keta caviar and pickled ginger, or Thetford Forest venison carpaccio, mustard croquette, golden beetroot and apple to start.
Poached baby monkfish tail in nori seaweed watercress, saffron potatoes and gambas or fillet of dry aged Dedham Vale beef rossini, rosti potato, spinach and Madeira jus for your main course, and maybe the Madagascan 64% chocolate and black cherry millionaire, pistachio, honeycomb or apple and gooseberry soufflé with vanilla milk ice-cream for dessert, followed by coffee and hand-made chocolates, or perhaps the 2010 Clos Dady, Sauternes French dessert wine to complete your meal.
Address: Maison Talbooth, Stratford Rd, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6HN
Phone: 01206 322367